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Aird, Isle of Arran.
« on: Sunday 28 December 14 16:08 GMT (UK) »
I have a baptism record from 1778, Kilbride, Bute (Arran).
Can anyone help me locate the abode which was noted as Aird.

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Re: Aird, Isle of Arran.
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 28 December 14 20:20 GMT (UK) »
Aird Castle (the remains of) are in Kilbride parish, Isle of Arran
Ireland, Co Antrim: Kerr; Hollinger; Forsythe; Moore
Ireland, Co Louth: Carson; Leslie
Ireland, Co Kerry: Ferris
Scotland, Perthshire/Glasgow:  Stewart
England, Devon/Cornwall: Ferris, Gasser/Jasser/Jesser, Norman

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Re: Aird, Isle of Arran.
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 28 December 14 20:26 GMT (UK) »
http://data.historic-scotland.gov.uk/pls/htmldb/f?p=2300:35:0::NO::P35_SELECTED_MONUMENT:6639

Kilbride parish (Kil = church of St Bride or Bridget) takes in Lamlash Bay
Ireland, Co Antrim: Kerr; Hollinger; Forsythe; Moore
Ireland, Co Louth: Carson; Leslie
Ireland, Co Kerry: Ferris
Scotland, Perthshire/Glasgow:  Stewart
England, Devon/Cornwall: Ferris, Gasser/Jasser/Jesser, Norman

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Re: Aird, Isle of Arran.
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 28 December 14 20:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Kilbride parish includes all of the East coast of Arran:

http://www.scotlandsfamily.com/parish-map-argyll.htm

I've been looking at the old  19th century 6 ins to mile OS maps all down that side of Arran but I can't find it so far. Aird usually means Point  in Gaelic, so it would most likely be on a promontory.


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Re: Aird, Isle of Arran.
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 28 December 14 20:44 GMT (UK) »
From Genuki (Aird means high or height gadget's correct it means point) http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/BUT/Miscellaneous/

"CASTLE OF AIRD, in the island of Arran, in the county of Bute, Scotland. This extensive ruin is supposed to have been the work of the Danes, and is situated on a promontory a little to the north of Caradell Point."

Not sure about this may be a confusion with Carradale in Kiintyre
Ireland, Co Antrim: Kerr; Hollinger; Forsythe; Moore
Ireland, Co Louth: Carson; Leslie
Ireland, Co Kerry: Ferris
Scotland, Perthshire/Glasgow:  Stewart
England, Devon/Cornwall: Ferris, Gasser/Jasser/Jesser, Norman

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Re: Aird, Isle of Arran.
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 28 December 14 20:46 GMT (UK) »
Fifer - the only Castle of Aird that I can find is in Kintyre (Canmore has it there)- I'm guessing that the Arran one must be a small place on the east coast of Arran - I'll try looking at other maps but eyes go funny after a while.


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Re: Aird, Isle of Arran.
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 28 December 14 20:49 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Aird, Isle of Arran.
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 28 December 14 20:53 GMT (UK) »
Fifer - the only Castle of Aird that I can find is in Kintyre (Canmore has it there)- I'm guessing that the Arran one must be a small place on the east coast of Arran - I'll try looking at other maps but eyes go funny after a while.


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Agreed that's the only one I could find.  I think Genuki may have boobed on this one.  :-\

LOL I've got glaucoma so you don't need to tell me about eyes, I know just what you mean  ;D
Ireland, Co Antrim: Kerr; Hollinger; Forsythe; Moore
Ireland, Co Louth: Carson; Leslie
Ireland, Co Kerry: Ferris
Scotland, Perthshire/Glasgow:  Stewart
England, Devon/Cornwall: Ferris, Gasser/Jasser/Jesser, Norman

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Re: Aird, Isle of Arran.
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 28 December 14 21:02 GMT (UK) »
It's at times like these that we need Arranroots  :)

I have what's been called high occular pressure - not yet glaucoma, which my mother had. 

I'll see what I can find, I've got lots of photos of the area in recent times but don't know it in minute detail - used to be a weekend trip when we lived in the far NW Highlands.

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